Samuel Brinton, the gender-bending activist who in 2020 advised Anchorage Assembly members on an ordinance banning “conversion therapy,” is said to be on leave from the Biden Administration while he faces legal problems stemming from his alleged theft of designer luggage from the baggage carousel at Minneapolis-St. Paul Airport.
The State of Minnesota charged Brinton after a woman filed theft charges when her luggage was missing from a carousel in the baggage claim area. The incident happened in September, and has been hushed up by the Energy Department.
Officers reviewed video of the carousel and observed Brinton taking the high-end Vera Bradley brand luggage before removing its owner’s tag, the court filings stated. Investigators then reviewed other video and observed Brinton using the luggage during two other trips to Washington, D.C., on Sept. 18 and Oct. 9.
Must Read Alaska has not been able to locate a case number in the Minnesota court system, but the events are reported on several blogs, and now on Fox News.
Brinton was named by President Joe Biden in January to be the deputy assistant secretary of Spent Fuel and Waste Disposition in the Office of Nuclear Energy for the Department of Energy.
He is not only a gay activist, but considers himself “gender fluid,” a term for someone who goes back and forth between identifying as a man or woman. He is in charge of all the nuclear waste disposal for the country. Brinton has top-secret Q clearance, allows access to top secret restricted data, formerly restricted data, and national security information.
Brinton, before joining the White House, helped found the Trevor Project, where he started a project called “#50Bills50States” to have conversion therapy banned in every state.
One place he was successful was in Anchorage in 2020. He coordinated with the Anchorage Assembly’s gay members to draft the ban on conversion therapy and the Assembly voted on it in August of 2020, while prohibiting the public from attending its Assembly meetings.
Although Must Read Alaska has attempted to get communication and other documents pertaining to Brinton’s consultations with Anchorage Assembly members, the Assembly has refused the public documents, which involved fake email addresses, a fake person named Tom Sconce, who was likely Assemblyman Chris Constant, the now-defunct Blue Alaskan blog, whose author has gone on to become the communication director for the Alaska Democratic Party, and the Anchorage Press.
Attempts by Anchorage citizen Russell Biggs to get public documents covered by open records laws have led to him filing lawsuits to get the records related to the phony email address and personage of Tom Sconce. The Anchorage Assembly gay members appeared to have used that email address to conduct secret communications during the same time they were preparing to approve the anti-conversion therapy legislation.
Brinton is a flamboyant American male who now goes by the pronoun “they.” Photos of “they” show up in web searches in various cross-species role-playing photos with men who are dressed in leather dog costumes. Brinton, who is also at times a drag queen, is not just openly sexualized, but has sought fame for his roles in promoting bans on conversion therapy.
“Prior to working in government, Brinton was an anti-conversion therapy activist who taught ‘Kink 101’ workshops on college campuses,” according to The National Pulse.
In July, Brinton posted a photo of themself on social media wearing a dress alongside Assistant Health Secretary Rachel Levine (a four-star admiral and a transgender woman) at the home of the French ambassador to the U.S. during a celebration for Bastille Day.
The photo of the two official U.S. representatives together in France at a diplomatic event went viral and was roundly mocked by Russian officials.
Less than a year in his official capacity, he has run into serious trouble that may end his high-flying career in nuclear waste and give a whole new meaning to the word “baggage.”
“In October 2022 Brinton was charged with felony theft in Minnesota after allegedly stealing over $2,300 of luggage from the baggage carousel after arriving on an inbound flight. Brinton allegedly arrived without any checked bags but still visited the baggage claim area, removed the Vera Bradley roller bag, and the baggage tag before taking an Uber to Brinton’s hotel. He checked in with that bag and later admitted to police that he lied to them about the alleged theft. Later, Brinton traveled with the bag to Europe and returned to Dulles Airport with the bag. Brinton is on a leave of absence from the Department of Energy at this time,” according to another energy-related blog, Exchange Monitor.
The trial date is said to be Dec. 19. The consequences of a guilty verdict could bring Brinton a five-year sentence and a $10,000 fine.
According to court records, Brinton first denied that he took the bag but has since changed his story. But he has a novel reason:
“DEFENDANT said when they opened the bag at the hotel, they realized it was not theirs,” the court filings say. “DEFENDANT got nervous people would think they stole the bag and did not know what to do. DEFENDANT stated they left the clothes from the bag inside the drawers in the hotel room.”
The court is using the “they” pronoun in reference to just one person: Defendant Sam Brinton.